Chandigarh, Maharashtra use lower than 50% of COViD-19 grant: Harsh Vardhan : The Tribune India

2020/10 11 10:10

New Delhi, October 11

Union Well being Minister Harsh Vardhan revealed on Sunday that Maharashtra, Chandigarh and Delhi have failed to totally utilise the Covid-19 grant given within the first part by the central authorities.

Maharashtra and Chandigarh fared poorest as they might not utilise even half of the entire grant offered.

“In phase-1, the federal government of India launched Rs three,000 crore to all states and Union Territories (UT)s. Virtually all however three state/UTs have utilised the grant given to them to battle Covid-19 pandemic,” he stated.

“Maharashtra has utilised 42.5 per cent, adopted by Chandigarh with 47.eight per cent and Delhi with 75.four per cent utilization of the entire funds offered,” Vardhan knowledgeable.

The Minister revealed these statistics whereas internet hosting his weekly webinar, Sunday Samvaad, the place he interacts together with his social media viewers.

The info he revealed was a solution to the query posed about utilization of funds offered by Centre to states and UTs. IANS

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